“Deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:13
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” Isaiah 43:1-2
“With His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” Hebrews 9:12
This precious redemption is the foundation of our present deliverance and will, finally, produce an everlasting deliverance from all evil. He who loathes and detests the evil, not only of punishment but of sin itself, and consequently pants after Jesus, both for His love, and for His likeness, has faith already, and sin has lost its dominion over him.
Though he may be tempted very severely — yet he is under the law no more; for the reigning power of sin being broken, the law has lost its condemning power also. We are delivered from the power of the evil one, and we may be sure of a continual, nay an eternal redemption.
We may often feel the evil — but by prayer and watchfulness shall be as often delivered from it also. My soul, rejoice in the glorious fact that you have redemption in the blood of Jesus, even the forgiveness of your sins; and while rejoicing in your liberty, watch and pray, lest you be entangled with the yoke of bondage again.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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When leaving a tract, always be diligent to pray about the short gospel message. Pray that it be found by someone who is in need of Jesus’ saving grace, and pray that the person will have a tender heart and open ears to receive the gift Jesus desires to give them.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, even a small tract can help in turning a broken sinner from darkness to light.
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